Sam Lucero, editor of The Compass in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., told a tale about Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s mother a couple weeks ago when speculation was rife that the Milwaukee archbishop would be named Cardinal Edward M. Egan’s successor.
Lucero, who once worked in Milwaukee at the archdiocesan paper, the Catholic Herald, recalled that when then-Bishop Dolan was appointed to Milwaukee in 2002, the Herald interviewed Shirley Dolan for its special installation edition. The story was headlined “‘A boy any mom would be proud of’: Mother not surprised by accomplishments of her first born,” and included Mom’s prediction, “He’ll be a cardinal” someday. Odds are, that will come true.
Sure, the story is six-and-a-half years old, but it’s still fun to read about a proud mom and her up-and-coming son.
UPDATE: Lucero, who also is one of the best photographers in the Catholic press, today posted an extraordinary slideshow of photos of Archbishop Dolan from Lucero’s days on the staff of the Catholic Herald. You can click here to read Lucero’s blog and see the slideshow at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!